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Gourd 'Bushel Basket' Seeds

Excellent for arts and crafts when carved.

Availability: Out of stock

  • Buy 3 for $2.25 each and save 10%
  • Buy 5 for $2.00 each and save 20%
All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO TWO weeks to arrive.
Thank you for your patience during this time.


Produces gigantic-sized gourds. Gourds can grow up to 24” in diameter, the size of a bushel basket, with the average size being between 12-18" in diameter. Excellent for making crafts and a perfect addition to fall and winter displays when dried.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lagenaria siceraria
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/2 in.
When to Sow Indoors 2-4 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Plant Spacing 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping, Flowers are fragrant
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Days to Harvest 120-130
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored, Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Seeds Per Pack 10